I regretted reading the column Sunday by Bill Keller of The New York Times, “Can Religious Principles Exist in Corporate World,” which occupied three columns of your commentary page. What I thought would have been a good chance to promote tolerance turned out to be another Christian-bashing article.
Haven’t the secularists, humanists, and atheists realized yet that Christians are an easy target because we openly admit our imperfection and ask our God to forgive us. Take the Green family that owns Hobby Lobby. They treat their employees with fairness and dignity. They believe that Sunday is for rest, religion and family. They are closed on Sunday. Now they are being blasted because they object to being forced to pay for employee contraception. Good for them if that is what they believe. This is America and in America you get to believe what you want, don’t you?
Keller informs us that there is a sexual revolution going on. I wasn’t aware of it. I am aware of the promotion of immorality, promiscuity and explicit sexuality, which are three key ingredients of an indecent society. I see it all regularly on network and cable TV. Maybe the Observer-Reporter can report more on this revolution so we can all get on board.
The problem in attacking Hobby Lobby is this: Some business owners put God ahead of profit and as Christians, they use their business as a witness to their faith. It is patently unfair for anyone in the media to look down on that because by most believers’ standards, it is commendable. In this case, their moral stand that they don’t want to pay for contraception is just as right as the opposing point of view.
How about this solution: Take contraception off the table altogether and whoever wants a contraceptive can buy their own. That way, no one has to compromise on their religious beliefs and Hobby Lobby can go ahead being a good employer and close on Sunday.
What is a sexual revolution anyway? It sounds stupid. What isn’t stupid is an American business owner standing up for his rights. When I read columnists that blossom in this paper like Keller, Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman, I clearly see the lack of objectivity in today’s journalism. They are just haters, nothing more.